Every year, Primo Italiano Lodge #2800 awards a $2500 scholarship to a high school senior of Italian descent. 

Past Recipients



Mason Kraeer, Trinity High School 

Isabella Naddeo, Trinity High School

2021 Lilyanna Ritenour
2020 Emilio Borello

Makenzie Marino, Trinity High SchoolMakenzie Marino

Our 2019 scholarship winner is the daughter of Angelo and Susan Marino of Washington. She will be attending Penn State University for a degree in Finance upon graduation from Trinity High School.  She served as a class representative for four years, a member of the National Honor Society, a Varsity Tennis player, was part of Prom Committee and is an Opinion Editor/Co-Editor-in-Chief of the School Newspaper. 


Matthew Marasco, Washington High School

Our 2018 scholarship winner is a member of the National Honor Society, served as student representative to the Washington School District School Board, and was Salutatorian of his graduating class.

2017  Teague Nicolella, McGuffey High School
2016  Nicholas Aprea, Linsly School
2015 Matthew Raneri, Trinity High School
2014 Alexa Kostyak, Trinity High School
2013 Cassidy Graham, Trinity High School
2012  Brian D’Orazio
2011 Spencer Secreti and Myresa P. Troiano, Trinity High School
2010 Victoria C. Perri, Trinity High School


High School Seniors:  Would you like to participate in our scholarship award?

Requirements for $2,500 Scholarship (Due Monday, May 6, 2024):

  1. Must be of at least twenty-five (25%) Italian-American descent, one parent at least ½ Italian.            
  2. Must be going to a post-secondary school/training/certification program and must be a senior at a Washington County School District (Avella, Bentworth, Beth-Center, Brownsville, Burgettstown, California, Canon-McMillan, Charleroi, Chartiers-Houston, Fort Cherry, McGuffey, Peters Township, Ringgold, Trinity, Washington, or Faith Christian).          
  3. Essay should be a minimum of 300 words.

Please submit a personal essay:  “What does being Italian mean to you?  Reflect and describe the effect the culture, religion, food, and relationships have had on your life experiences.”

Please exclude any family names in your essay.

Recipient, along with his/her parents, will be guests at the May 20, 2024 dinner meeting to read their winning essay and receive the $2,500 scholarship award. Thank you… “buona fortuna”!